The transport company VCHD Cargo has new parking spaces at its headquarters in Kladno, Central Bohemia. On a brownfield site adjacent to the company’s building, a parking area of more than 16,000 m2 has been built with a capacity of more than 30 trucks and 50 cars. The car park also includes handling and storage areas.
“Our company’s fleet amounts to 210 vehicles. They are driven by 310 drivers, for whom we strive to provide comfortable conditions for the performance of their demanding profession,” says Ing. Petr Kozel, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of VCHD Cargo a.s., and adds, “One of the big problems is the ability to park the trucks safely and comfortably. That’s why we decided to expand the existing limited parking spaces and provide our drivers with convenient access directly to our headquarters.”
The new parking lot will allow drivers to park their trucks when they switch with a colleague on another line, park conveniently to take care of administrative and personnel issues at headquarters, or leave their vehicles overnight if they are returning home from the line for the evening. In addition, the trucks wait here for regular cleaning and disinfection before their next journey and, last but not least, they provide drivers with the reassurance that with a broken down but running vehicle, they do not have to look for other alternatives before they are taken in for service. As part of VCHD Cargo’s training and education programmes, there will also be demonstrations of, for example, the handling of swap bodies.
The surface of the new car park is made of concrete, of which almost 400 m3 was used. As part of its construction, new pavements were built to line the administration building, six soakage wells and storm sewers, public lighting and wiring with more than 30 security cameras. Access to the parking lot is only possible by reading the license plate number of a car or truck at the entrance and exit. Over 50 trees and hundreds of shrubs have been planted in the parking lot, which will help to brighten the parking lot and provide pleasant shade in the future.
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VCHD Cargo a.s. was founded in 1997 and specializes in export and domestic overland transport. The company has branches in Kladno, Brno, Havlíčkův Brod, České Budějovice and offers regular scheduled services to 72 destinations in Europe. It provides full-load and LTL export and import transport and domestic terminal-to-terminal or supplier-to-customer transport with regular departures. VCHD Cargo a.s. operates its own fleet of more than 210 vehicles, including those for ADR and temperature-controlled shipments. The company is also a carrier approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic for the carriage of mail cargo subject to security control. VCHD Cargo operates its own petrol station, professional service and washing line for cars and trucks. The company employs more than 335 people in the Czech Republic.
In 2019, VCHD Cargo a.s. established a subsidiary in Germany, VCHD Cargo GmbH. The latter then acquired the German transport company Völker Logistik in 2021. According to preliminary results, the entire VCHD Cargo Group achieved a gross turnover of more than one billion crowns in 2021. Further information is available at http://www.vchd.cz/cs